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Taking Down Misconceptions About Residential Access Control Systems

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If you are a homeowner who keeps home security as a prime priority in your life, there is no chance that you have not given some thought to installing some type of access control system on your home or property. Whether at an entrance gate or situated at a main entrance to your house, an access control system helps you to ensure that the only people who get inside are the people whom you want to be there. Even though these systems are incredibly efficient, there are some fairly common misconceptions about residential access control systems. 

Misconception: Access control systems are too complicated and complex for residential use. 

Truth: When you conjure up images of access control systems, you may imagine something that only allows access to the home with a retinal scan or fingerprint analysis. While it is true that systems really can be this complex, most designed for residential purposes are much less technical or complicated. Entry codes are a popular access entry method, but you can also have a transponder that you carry on a key chain or in your pocket. If you want to go high-tech, you can, but most homeowners are satisfied with the more simple models that are available. 

Misconception: Installing an access control system would be way too expensive. 

Truth: The price you pay for a new system installed will depend on the model you choose and its features. For example, some higher end models have a security camera that transmits footage to a central security station in the home or your home computer, which would make installation more. However, basic code-entry systems can be found for as little as $500, and higher end systems will be closer to $1500 to $2000 per door. 

Misconception: An access control system is basically the same thing as a regular home security system. 

Truth: Access control and security systems are actually two completely different entities. The security system controls what happens once a door or entryway is open and follows with the designated action, such as an alarm or silent call to local authorities. On the other hand, access control manages who gets inside of the home at all. 

When you take some time to look at the truths about access control systems for your home, it is easy to see why so many homeowners are having these systems professionally installed for added security. If you think that an access control system would be a goof security addition on your property, talk to a locksmith company such as Midwest Lock & Security about the different models that may be available.